12 Days of Christmas

Earlier this morning, Jennifer and Tom were singing…and then stumbling over the lyrics…of the “12 Days of Christmas” To help you other stumblers, here is a refresher:
On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!
Afterward, Tom started mumbling something about “and a beer…in a tree”. This is a reference to a routine by Bob and Doug McKenzie. You can find the routine here, but it offers a list something like this:
12 Dozen donuts
11 donuts
10 donuts
9 donuts
8 comic books
7 packs of smokes
6 packs of two-four
5 GOLDEN Touques
4 pounds of back bacon
3 French Toast
2 turtlenecks
and a beer…in a tree.
Jennifer, of course, is not a big fan of Bob and Doug, but they would enjoy the lyrics she offered:
12 game misconducts
11 skaters skating (uh-oh, too many men!)
10 teams a-tying
9 fans a-chanting
8 grinders grinding
7 muckers mucking
6 gloves a-dropping (on no, third man in!)
5 minute major!
4 expansion teams
3 French Canadians
a 2-man advantage¬Ö
and a a chance to play with Wayne Gretsky!
(more hockey carols)

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